The British-built Caterham Seven sports car will be immortalised in Lego as part of a new set being added later in 2016.
The Caterham Lego set was designed by Lego builder Carl Greatix and submitted to the Lego Ideas competition. Having gained more than 10,000 votes between May and September 2015, the Lego Ideas Review team decided to turn it into a production model.
At the moment the Lego Caterham set is just a prototype, with final pricing and styling still to be decided, but we can only imagine it will look very similar to models in the pictures below.
Mike McCoy of the Lego Ideas team said of Greatix’s work: “Carl is known in the LEGO community for his photo-realistic models of cars, trains and aircraft. He’s perfectly captured the classic British sports car in LEGO bricks and now you’ll be able to own one too.”
Caterham chief commercial officer David Ridley added: “The LEGO Company is one of the most iconic toy brands in the world so to have our car recreated in the legendary bricks is an enormous honour.
“The great thing about LEGO toys is that they are timeless – it certainly isn’t just children who love it; we have a few of our team members who are avid fans despite being well into their 40s. If you know someone who has always wanted a Caterham Seven, you can now tell them you’re getting them one.”
Toy stores will stock the Caterham ‘later this year’ once product development is finished. We’ll keep you posted. Until then, check our out round-up of the best Lego sets for petrolheads.